Our set of Hemisphere Cufflinks look as smart by day as by night and pair just as seamlessly with a relaxed weekend wear or tailored, office suit as formal black-tie attire. This particular pair in soft, grey labradorite is a real classic, and has fast become one of our most favourite cufflink designs. The diamond capped labradorite beads here add just enough sparkle without making these cufflinks too showy or flash.
The invention of the cufflink started around the 13th Century. First examples were made of ribbons, ties and strings, but as men’s shirts and fashions changed, so did their cuffs and by the 17th Century cufflinks began to look pretty similar to what we know them to be today. The invention of the stitched buttonhole was probably the most instrumental development for cufflink design, giving rise to the popularity of the chain-link cufflink. Known as boutons de manchettes or ‘sleeve buttons’ , these early cufflinks were typically button-shaped in form and commissioned by the upper classes in both silver and gold, as well as adorned with semi-precious gemstones or engraved designs. King Charles II popularised cufflinks by regularly wearing them in public, helping to influence the fashion for these new, crafted accessories.
Today, cufflinks continue to be a popular accoutrement to any gentleman's wardrobe. We're particularly fond of designing them - we feel men's jewellery should not be overlooked! To find out more about our bespoke cufflink service please email email@example.com